Big Gig is an unprecedented partnership between a motivated group of municipalities, universities, and organizations in Maine's Penobscot River Valley. We've been working with local innovators and entrepreneurs since 2012 to create a supportive network and to bring positive change and economic growth to our communities.


We get together every other month for a FREE Big Gig Pitch Off event, which is in a different town or location each time. Folks network, drink, nosh on fresh appetizers, and enjoy a pitch-off between three innovators/entrepreneurs competing for a cash prize.



1. Apply to pitch your product/company idea at our Big Gig Pitch-Off

2. All applicants then pitch their idea to our Steering Committee at our Little Gig one week before the Big Gig event. At the end of Little Gig, the Steering Committee chooses the top 3 pitchers to move onto the Big Gig event the following week.

3. During the Big Gig Pitch Off, the three entrepreneurs pitch their business or business idea to a panel of friendly judges and attendees. The judges and attendees then vote for their favorite entrepreneur, who receives a $500 cash prize.

4. Each of the the winners from the three regular season Pitch Offs then have the opportunity to pitch in the Big Gig Finale for a chance to win $5000.  


Oct. 22

Tea & Tarts

Downtown Bangor

5:30-7:00 P.M.

Dec. 10

Alfond Arena


5:30-7:00 P.M.

Feb. 25


Tasting Room


5:30-7:00 P.M.


Location TBA 


5:30-7:00 P.M.

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